Snag Some Sleep, Take Care of Your Snoring
Silver Cross Sleep Disorders Center shares hidden health risks of snoring and how to treat it on June 20
New Lenox, IL (June 14, 2012)— Millions of Americans lose sleep each night due to the loud and persistent snoring from themselves or from their partner. “You snore when the flow of air from your mouth or nose to your lungs makes the tissues of your throat vibrate when you sleep. This creates a loud, raspy noise which can make it hard for you and your partner to get a good night’s sleep,” says Dr. Philip Leung, board certified pulmonologist. If snoring keeps you or your bed partner from getting a good night’s rest, or if one or both of you feel tired during the day, then snoring isn't just annoying, but could be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that can have serious health consequences. So how do you know when you are at risk?
Get Expert Advice on How to Grow a Healthy Garden this Summer
Joliet Park District Chief Horticulturist holds free gardening demonstration at Grand Opening for New Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital on June 19
New Lenox, IL (June 13, 2012)—Are you interested in learning new tips on how to grow an even healthier garden this summer? Join Kevin Eberhard, Joliet Park District Chief Horticulturist for the Birdhaven Greenhouse/Barber & Oberwortmann Horticultural Center, for a free gardening demonstration at the grand opening of the new University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital located at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. The celebration will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the Carolyn J. Czerkies Pavilion at 1850 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.
Silver Cross Hosts Farmer’s Market to Celebrate Opening of New Cancer Center
Partnership with University of Chicago Medicine brings comprehensive oncology services to Will County
New Lenox, IL (June 12, 2012)—The community is invited to shop a Farmer’s Market Tuesday, June 19, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on the new Silver Cross Hospital campus at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. This special Farmer’s Market is part of the grand opening festivities for the new University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital. A variety of seasonal produce, plants, and fresh flowers will be available for purchase from several local growers including Bothwell Farms, Creekside Natural Farms, Green Glen Nursery, Sah’s Greenhouse, and Ted’s Greenhouse.
Silver Cross Hospital Awarded an “A” for Patient Safety
New Lenox, IL (June 12, 2012)— Silver Cross Hospital was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. This is the highest mark a hospital can receive. The Hospital Safety ScoreSM was calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. U.S. hospitals were assigned an A, B, C, D, or F for their safety.
Girl Scouts Troup Delivers Puppets for Pediatric Unit at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox, IL (June 12, 2012)— To comfort sick children, members from Girl Scouts Troup #441, delivered handmade puppets to the Pediatric Unit at Silver Cross Hospital. The girls are part of the Girl Scout’s Frankfort Service Unit and decided to make the creative puppets their project to achieve their Sewing Badge. Members who participated include: Emily McGlone, Jenn Wise, Keara Powers, Amber Nagaraja, Anna Breitbarth and Aurora Abbott.